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Contract Disputes

If you foresee a potential contractual dispute then you should seek the best legal advice as early as possible to minimise its impact on you and your business.

Our team of highly experienced solicitors recognise that every dispute is different. We will work closely with you to understand the issues you are facing, explore the best commercial and pragmatic tactics for you and your business and help you to take robust action quickly and cost-effectively.

To speak to a solicitor, contact our Leeds, Sheffield or York office by calling 0333 323 5292 or by filling in our enquiry form and letting us know a suitable time to get back to you.

Types of Contract Disputes

Contractual disputes can be stressful and time-consuming for both businesses and individuals and can threaten reputations and even viability. We advise PLCs and SMEs across all sectors on a wide range of disputes arising out of all types of agreements, including:

  • Non-performance of agreements
  • Warranty and indemnity claims
  • Retention of title claims
  • Exclusion and limitation clauses
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Breach of confidence
  • Misrepresentation and mistake

Regardless of the dispute, our team is here to provide professional and pragmatic advice for you. Our team has a wealth of experience in resolving disputes across all sectors, including, and relating to:

  • Healthcare and pharmacy
  • Technology
  • Business to business (B2B)
  • Food
  • Retail
  • Telecoms
  • Supply chain
  • Management buyouts (MBOs)
  • Management buy ins (MBIs)

The Team

At Lupton Fawcett, we believe in solving disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible to avoid disturbances to your business. This means encouraging a decision to be made through alternative dispute resolutions, such as mediation and arbitration, rather than court. However, should a case need to go to trial, we are ready to fight for your rights.

We are also experienced in providing advice to business owners about avoiding disputes in the first place.

Resolving Disputes

While resolving a dispute with minimal consequence is a positive way of avoiding unnecessary costs and time wasting, some disputes are unavoidable. There will be times that mistakes are made or the right deal needs to be fought for and that’s where we come in.

We will fight for a constructive resolution to any dispute rather than just look to punish the other side. This can include doing our utmost to:

  • Maintain a close working relationship with the other party
  • Minimise costs and disruption
  • Seeked a financial settlement or agreement, if necessary

However you need our help, we will provide a firm but fair approach.

Contact Us for Help

We provide advice on a wide range of legal issues to clients around Yorkshire and beyond from our offices in Leeds, York and Sheffield. For an initial discussion about your case, contact one of our specialist today using the details below.

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Enquiry Form

Please complete this form to make an enquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Remember you can still call us on 0333 323 5292 or email us at



  • At last it is all at an end, and we are happy with the outcome. We would like to thank you and the team for giving control back to our lives, god knows where we would be, also for your professionalism and counselling to guide us through this horrendous ordeal we do thank you, it was worth every penny.

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    David Haywood, Former Minority Shareholder in Haywood and Padgett Limited
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